Mohammad Bayoumi

Board of Directors Trainee
Mohammad Bayoumi, MD

About Mohammad Bayoumi, MD

I was attracted to the neonatology as a subject in my college days. Since early of my professional life, I choose to be a neonatologist as I felt that it is the best field which suits my personal nature. I started my Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program at Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar, after completing my Master and Doctorate of Medicine Degrees from Al – Azhar University in Cairo, and Membership of the Royal College and Child Health (MRCPCH) from the United Kingdom (UK). Besides training pediatric residents and medical students, my clinical interests focus on neonatal resuscitation simulation, team training and debriefing, inter – professional education and strategies to improve neonatal procedural success rates among trainees and neonatal providers. I did not expect to get such support from my leaders who encouraged me to do my best in the fields of neonatology and simulation based education. I was given the trust to lead the Neonatal Simulation Program in my institute. I feel that it was a great chance to unlock my potential. In addition to that, I am the director of the Communication Skills Simulation Course and Neonatal Central Line Insertion Workshop which are accredited by the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners. I also participate as an Instructor in the Neonatal Emergencies Simulation Workshop, Neonatal Resuscitation Program, Communication Skills Course as well as the Simulation Instructor Course.

Simulation is the bridge between theoretical learning and safe practice. I have been a member of the International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS), not only to learn but also to disseminate and to take what I have learned in this interesting field to the bedside. IPSS is the largest Pediatric Simulation Society in the World. I have attended the 9th and 10th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW) in Boston and Amsterdam respectively. They were really amazing. That was a turning point in my career. I have met the right people in the right place!

I have been appointed to manage the Mobile Pediatric Simulation (MPS) which is a group of healthcare professionals who aim to demonstrate, implement and disseminate unique high quality pediatric simulation-based experience everywhere in the globe. We have conducted several free pediatric and neonatal simulation sessions in many countries. They have drawn both local and regional participants and we plan to expand more. MPS continuously improve themselves not only in pediatrics and simulation but also in other disciplines like arts and sciences. We are currently involved in many research studies in the field of neonatal simulation. Our Director, Dr. Mostafa Elbaba got the best poster and the best oral presentation in IPSSW2017 and my workshop got the people’s choice award in IPSSW2018.


I am a UK-trained Neonatologist working in Starship NICU in Auckland, New Zealand. I am a member of the Douglas Starship Simulation faculty and lead the simulation programmer in NICU. My key simulation interests include education, communication and patient safety. I have been an active member of IPSS since 2011, member of the Education Committee since 2012, am a past Co-Chair of the Education Committee (2017-2018) and a current member of the Board of Directors. In collaboration with others, I established the IPSS-INSPIRE Fellowship in 2018 and am on the working group leading this initiative. My vision for IPSS is to continue to support collaborative knowledge sharing and research development in the pediatric and perinatal simulation community. My wish for IPSS is to see an increasing number of non-physician members and to support and develop the ability of those still at the early stage of simulation.



Dr. Carl Horsley

Intensivist, Counties Manukau Health, Auckland, New Zealand

Clinical Lead for Patient Safety, Health Quality and Safety Commission, New Zealand

Dr. Carl Horsley dual trained in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care, and works clinically in the Critical Care Complex of Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. As part of his work there, he developed an in-situ simulation program specifically focused on building the adaptive capacity of the ICU team. This was put to the test in the Whakaari volcanic eruption with Middlemore being the national burns centre responding to a mass casualty event.

Carl is currently completing an MSc in Human Factors and System Safety at Lund University, Sweden with a thesis focusing on the sociology of safety.  He is also part of the Resilient Healthcare Society which is an international collaboration exploring the implications of resilience engineering in healthcare. As Clinical Lead for Patient Safety at the Health Quality Safety Commission, Carl is also involved in developing innovative approaches that support “work-as-done” by frontline to improve both patient care and staff wellbeing. He has published several book chapters on resilient healthcare and presented widely on the topic.


Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak

Emergency Physician & Trauma Team Leader, Assistant Professor

St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto

Following an unsuccessful career as an intramural basketball player, Dr. Petrosoniak now works as an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital. He’s an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and an associate scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He’s the lead for translational simulation at St. Michael’s Hospital which involves the application of simulation techniques to identify issues and support the design of solutions related to healthcare delivery and improving health service outcomes.

More accurately, he seeks to reduce the number of F-bombs by providers linked to poor system/space design in healthcare. He also applies this work in the private sector as the co-founder of Advanced Performance Healthcare Design, a design and consulting firm that uses multi-modal simulation techniques to inform the design of clinical infrastructure, equipment and high performing teams.




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